BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital offers a variety of dermatological treatments.
Most of our treatments are performed in our minor operations rooms, situated in the outpatient department. We treat both self-pay and privately insured patients and we provide quick access to appointments with a consultant dermatologist.
Our dermatologists see patients with various skin conditions that affect both the face and the body. We offer a range of treatments that help to treat the following conditions:
- Skin cancer screening
- Vulval skin conditions
- Skin lesion removal
Skin Lesion Removal
Skin lesion removal relates to the removal of moles, cysts, warts and skin tags. Procedures such as skin tag removal can often be performed in an outpatient treatment room under a local anaesthetic. Skin lesions can be removed in a variety of ways, either by being cut out, being frozen, removed with laser or treated with medication.
When a skin lesion is removed, a skin biopsy is usually taken to check for any specific dermatological diseases such as skin cancer, infection, or other skin disorders. A skin biopsy involves having a small sample of skin removed, which is then scientifically tested. Skin biopsies have been able to diagnose a number of malignant and benign conditions.
A mole removal procedure may be necessary if a doctor or dermatologist believes the mole to be potentially cancerous. Alternatively patients can opt to have a mole(s) removed from the face or body for cosmetic reasons. The mole is usually cut out and then the skin is stitched- local anaesthetic is applied pre-treatment to numb the area.
Nail avulsion occurs when a nail is torn from the nail bed, and can happen to both hand finger nails and toe nails. If this happens it’s recommended to cover the nail in order to reduce the risk of any further infection or injury. Common causes of nail avulsion include ingrown nail, injury, or infection.
Removal of Lipoma
A lipoma is a soft, fatty lump that grows under the skin on the face or the body. They are generally harmless and pain free but patients can be bothered by their aesthetic appearance. Lipoma removal usually involves making a small incision to the skin and then squeezed out the lipoma.
At Droitwich Spa hospital in Worcester we offer the following treatments relating to Dermatology:
- General dermatology for adults
- Treatment for eczema, psoriasis, acne
- Mohs micrographic surgery
- Skin cancer screening/ management
- Hair disorders
- Treatment for scars